Microsoft Plans Mobile Office and 4 Heavily Traded Shares Trading Mid-Week

Intel Corporation (NASDAQ:INTC) reports their Q3 earnings for 2012 after market close on Tuesday, October 16th, and analyst consensus are currently expecting earnings of $0.50 per share, on $13.2 bl in revenues, for expected year-over-year growth reaching 23 percent and 7 percent.

Facebook Inc (NASDAQ:FB) filed its proposal to go public in February, and it may have exaggerated how effective ads linked to customers’ friends are, citing research from Nielsen, but the continued to SEC doubt and examined the filing to make sure that Facebook revealed all material information to investors. Additionally, Facebook was forced to drop the reference. There have been two and a half months of communications between the company and the agency which the SEC believes represents a management team that is cautious regarding the disclosure of information and is still guessing at even the most basic details of its business only weeks prior to the company’s IPO, according to Bloomberg.

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Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) continues to move forward with its version of Microsoft Office 2013 to Android tablets and Apple’s iPad family. Now, The Czech tech news site, IHNED, claims that Microsoft product manager Petr Bobek stated that Microsoft intends to launch native iOS and Android versions of Office 2013 during Q1 of 2013. Bobek, who is currently a Microsoft Office portfolio manager in the Czech Republic, stated that the new versions of Office are to be offered to larger companies and Microsoft partners during December 2012. Small-office/home-office (SOHO) and household users will be forced to be patient until at least February, and the online version of Office 365 edition for mobile devices and tablets will be available during March 2013.

 Cisco Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ:CSCO) and NetApp will reveal integrated data center solutions directed toward small and midsize businesses attempting to expand infrastructure virtualization capabilities. The new ExpressPod offerings, including the Cisco server and networking products and storage technology from NetApp, are the most recent attempt by the two vendors to bring many of the features in their FlexPod solutions to the SMB market. In April, both Cisco and NetApp launched a FlexPod solution for SMBs. The new ExpressPod solution will be directed toward businesses with 500 or fewer users, and they have the tendency to have little if any IT staff.

Nokia Corporation (NYSE:NOK) hopes it will be able to take advantage of Apple’s (NASDAQ:AAPL) iPhone 5 navigation issues by marketing how reliable its own digital maps that it has spent billions crafting are, according to Bloomberg.

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